Is this cool or what? I think the Global Art Project would appeal to artists, seekers of peace, community participants, kids and adults. I like the idea of being paired up with another person in another part of the world to exchange peace art.
Here is how they explain it on their website:
The mission of the Global Art Project (GAP) is to spread world peace by promoting tolerance and non-violence through art. The Project expresses the idea: We Are All One. People of all ages and from all around the world who choose to participate each create a work of art expressing their vision of global unity. The art is displayed locally in each participant’s community. Global Art Project then organizes an international exchange by matching participants group-to-group and individual-to-individual.
The exchange occurs April 23-30 biennially, resulting in thousands of people sending messages of global peace and goodwill around the world at one time–visions of love and peace simultaneously encircle the earth. The art is sent as a gift of global friendship and exhibited in the receiving community.
Participants may send slides and documentation of the art created and of the people who came together to create the art, to the GAP Art Bank. Global Art Project exhibitions, books, slide presentations, and the website give people an opportunity to experience visions of peace and unity created by individuals from diverse cultures around the world.
Let’s All Join Hands is another element of the Global Art Project for Peace. People are invited to trace around their hand on a piece of paper, cut it out, write their name and country in their native script on one side and embellish the other side in any way with their ideas for global peace, love and friendship. The paper hands may be sent to the Global Art Project at any time. Volunteers in Tucson string the hands together as a visual expression of the thousands of people who join their energy together to create peace. The paper hands are exhibited as a source of inspiration and a book of selected paper hands The Handbook for Peace is planned for publication.
You must register by sending your name, address, and donation ($15 US for individuals, $20 US for groups, if possible) to GAP postmarked by February 29, 2008. GAP will match you with a participant in another part of the world.
For more info check out their site: http://www.global-art.org/about/projectdescription.html